Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Ferus Natural Gas Fuels and GE
will form a consortium to jointly deliver liquefied
natural gas (LNG) in the US, the companies said on
The consortium, named Eagle LNG Partners, will develop
regional LNG projects to meet the growing demand for the
cleaner-burning, less expensive fuel in industries such as
long-haul trucking, rail, mining, marine, and oil and gas
Natural gas is revolutionizing the fueling of long-haul
trucking and other high-horsepower applications,"
said John Shepherd, managing director at GE Energy
Financial Services. "With massive amounts of domestic
reserves, America is facing a generational opportunity to move
to a more secure, less expensive and cleaner-burning fuel.
Eagle LNG Partners mission is to provide customers with
technology and know-how to
confidently make the switch.
Through experience, technical capability and commercial
expertise, Eagle LNG Partners says it will identify
strategic US locations to develop, own and operate LNG
Additionally, when required in certain markets such as oil and
gas and marine, the consortium says it will be capable of
providing its customers with complete LNG solutions including
transportation and delivery, on-site storage, gasification and
dispensing. The group says it aims to provide proximal and
uninterrupted LNG supply.
The roles of the companies involved are as follows:
- Clean Energy brings experience in developing,
constructing and operating micro-LNG plants
- Ferus Natural Gas Fuels offers tailored expertise in
cryogenic and micro-LNG plants, along with understanding of
cryogenic logistics that ensures uninterrupted fuel
- GE Ventures plans to drive commercial and
- GE Energy Financial Services will
provide capital for energy projects
Major companies in the long-haul trucking business
have made significant announcements over the last few months
about their intentions to convert their own fleets, or the
third-party trucks that move their products to natural gas,"
said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean
"Along with recent announcements by rail and marine companies,
its easy to understand the need for a significant
increase in LNG supply in the United States," he added. "We are
now joining with our partners to help meet that
The consortium says it is currently considering projects
in Florida, Washington, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas.
These projects would build upon existing Clean Energy and Ferus
Natural Gas Fuels plants and operations, as well as previously
announced Clean Energy-GE LNG projects in the Northeast and
Midwest, which are expected to be operational in late
"We have heard our customers say they want LNG delivered to
their point of consumption at a predictable price, with
certainty and redundancy of availability," said Dick
Brown, CEO of Ferus Natural Gas Fuels. "They want someone
who has been in the business of owning and operating these
plants, with the experience to facilitate the switch to natural
gas, and who can deliver and dispense LNG safely and reliably
without any disruption to operations.
Customers of Eagle LNG Partners will be operators of
high-horsepower equipment in trucking, oil and gas, rail,
marine, remote power and mining who now burn diesel or fuel oil
and are interested in converting to natural gas.